Lemon

At first there’s no warmth. Only the hot black pain of frostbite. Then like a shock, the blankness ends again and I feel my skin start to thaw, my blood slowly pulsing through veins that had almost forgotten how to push it.  I pull past the glue of long-closed eyelids only to find the sameContinue reading “Lemon”

27 Questions Every Academic Book Proposal Should Answer

Listen: the person who knows your latest book best IS YOU. (After all, you’re the one who’s poured hours and hours of diligent research into the thing!). And that means before you begin writing your book proposal (or hiring someone to write one for you), there are 27 important questions you’re going to want toContinue reading “27 Questions Every Academic Book Proposal Should Answer”

Stage? Right.

Alone in the middle of a dark stage, our night’s starlet looks out over a quiet crowd of empty seats, listening to the faint echo of future cheers. Every night’s show will begin with her, there, dramatically poised against rows of wooden beams and branches centre-stage, these meant to look like trees and buildings andContinue reading “Stage? Right.”

3 Great Freelance Tips to Kick Off Your Writing Career

For the last seven years, I’ve been a freelance writer and editor. And if I’m being honest, it took about that long to gather my wits about me and take that proverbial jump off the deep end. By year five I had quit my day-job, and already I was treading water in the freelance market. AndContinue reading “3 Great Freelance Tips to Kick Off Your Writing Career”